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Grandpa Smoke Jumper
Realistic (fiction) 2,554 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 870LAndy is not looking forward to spending his whole weekend visiting family. But on the way to his grandparents' house, Andy sees an old smoke-jumper tower. His mother explains that Grandpa used to parachute from airplanes to fight wildfires—and Andy's interest ignites. When the family arrives, Andy finds an old photograph and encourages Grandpa to tell his amazing story.